- virgin [vʉr′jən]n.[ME < OFr virgine < L virgo (gen. virginis), maiden: ? akin to virga, slender branch, twig, shoot]1.a) a woman, esp. a young woman, who has never had sexual intercourseb) an unmarried girl or woman2. a man, esp. a youth, who has never had sexual intercourse3. Informal a person who is entirely new to or inexperienced in a specified thing [a stock market virgin]4. Zool.a) a female animal that has not copulatedb) a female insect that lays eggs without impregnation by the maleadj.1. being a virgin2. composed of virgins3. characteristic of or proper to a virgin; chaste; modest4. like or suggesting a virgin because untouched, unmarked, pure, clean, etc. [virgin snow]5. up to this time unused, unexplored, unworked, undiscovered, etc. [a virgin forest]6. occurring uncombined in its native form [virgin silver]7. being the first; initial [a virgin effort]8.a) obtained from the first pressing, without the use of heat: said of an oil, esp. olive oilb) obtained directly from an ore or raw material: said esp. of a metal9. made without alcohol: said of a drink otherwise prepared like a cocktail [a virgin piña colada]——————the Virgin1. Mary, the mother of Jesus2. Virgo, the constellation and sixth sign of the zodiac
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.